Three are in, everyone else is out. But lots of votes were cast up and down the ballot, and here they are. Everyone above 75% is in, everyone who did not get 75% but did receive above 5% will be on the ballot next year, with the exception of Jack Morris, who is no longer eligible for election by the BBWAA:
Congratulations, Kenny Rogers. Somebody out there loves you.
The Cubs will activate reliever Craig Kimbrel ahead of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Braves, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
Kimbrel, 31, ended a seven-month stint in free agency, agreeing to a three-year, $43 million contract with the Cubs earlier this month. He has made four minor league appearances, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
With an aggregate 3.96 ERA entering Wednesday, the Cubs’ bullpen has been among the better bullpens in the league. Adding Kimbrel, one of the greatest closers of all-time, certainly can’t hurt and will give them some stability in save situations.